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Food Scientist - Washington, DC





Washington, DC


Chemical Regulation and Food Safety

Last updated:

10/30/15 11:36 AM


Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Our approximately 900 staff members work in 26 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has over 700 consultants, including more than 425 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.

 Chemical Regulation & Food Safety specializes in timely high-quality, creative, and practical solutions to problems that affect our clients ability to conduct business globally. Our experienced staff includes both technical and regulatory consultants who are experienced in dealing with foods, food ingredients, and nutrition and with pesticide and non-pesticide products including conventional chemicals, biochemicals, microbials, antimicrobials, consumer products, and products of biotechnology.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced
 regulatory-oriented Food Scientist with industry experience for a Managing Scientist or Senior Managing Scientist position in our Washington, DC office. The successful candidate will utilize their experience and skills related to (1) ingredients and processing, (2) pre-market research and development and commercialization functions, and (3) regulatory approvals and ensuring compliance requirements associated with food, beverages, and nutritional products. The ideal candidate will have extensive and practical experience with pre- and post-market technical functions and regulatory compliance and approval procedures.  The candidate will be able to work independently and as a team member for complex technical and regulatory projects related to food safety and nutrition. Additional responsibilities will include providing technical peer review as appropriate, developing clients and assisting in business development and marketing activities. This position offers significant opportunities for professional growth.  Candidate must be a motivated self-starter with demonstrated leadership ability.

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelorís degree with a concentration in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, or related sciences; Masters or Ph.D. preferred
  • 5-15 years relevant experience, depending on position level
  • Extensive knowledge of food industry and regulatory practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments under rigid time constraints
  • Ability to manage client projects independently
  • Ability to manage and participate effectively in team projects is essential

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Veterans and Disabled Employer.


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